[rescue] Dual headed U10

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 09:46:43 CDT 2006

On 8/17/06, Peter Corlett <abuse at cabal.org.uk> wrote:
> On 17 Aug 2006, at 15:22, Michael Parson wrote:
> [...]
> > Most window cleaners have ammonia in them, which damages the anti-
> > glare
> > protection on the CRT's glass.  By now, you've probably polished
> > all of
> > that off, so no more worries. =)
> Nah, they only get cleaned once, when they're new to me and I'm
> cleaning all the previous owner's gunk off them. After that, they
> tend to be looked after and don't get noticably grubby or cleaned
> terribly often.
> Foam cleanser seems to work well on LCDs, I've found. Is there
> something I should know before I kill too many of those? ;)

There are conflicting reports about LCD polarizers (and plastics in
general) reacting with amonia, isopropyl alcohol, and similar.
Obviously you have to stay away from things with solvents in
them--acetone, orange oil, etc.

I'm a little fussy about my gear[0], thus I'm conservative about about
cleaning products. I bought a big bottle of iKlear Apple polish.  It
was pretty pricey, but how much do you really use?  I clean my screens
*maybe* once every 3 months or so, a little more often on the
PowerBook (I use it around the keyboard and case too).  Most of the
time, I just dust my screens.


[0] My PB is two years old and has only 1 obvious scratch.  Blame it
on my little brothers rifling through my stuff as a kid and destroying

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